A man in his fifties has been arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.
Lawrence, who worked at the University of York as a chef, was last seen on 18 March 2009 in CCTV footage of her walking home.
She did not arrive at work for her 6am shift at the University the following morning.
North Yorkshire Police are currently conducting searches in relation to Lawrence’s disappearance which are expected to last several days.
The police have said that Lawrence’s body has not been found.